Adeje council and the Walk for Life launch the ‘Mobile Pink Room’!
The project will take many of the facilities the Pink Room offers to different parts of the island, offering workshops for those affected by breast cancer
The Carrera por la Vida – Walk for Life Foundation has just
launched another initiative designed to help those suffering from breast cancer
and their families. The Mobile Pink Room is a new project, supported by the
Adeje council and the Caixa Bank Social Fund.
The Mobile Pink Room will be carrying out different activities,
awareness raising, workshops, etc., in the four boroughs that are currently
signed up for the initiative – Adeje, Arona, Santiago del Teide and Buenavista
Pharmacies also play a vital part in the project as information
points for the teams and the public, and the initiative was launched in the
Callao Salvaje Pharmacy last week, with Adeje health councillor Amada Trujillo
Bencomo, Hermi Tacoronte Sánchez from the Walk for Life foundation and the
pharmacy owner Mari del Mar Manso López.
According to councillor Trujillo Bencomo, “the main aim is to
help those directly affected by breast cancer, still the second highest cancer
listed in Spain, with over 33 thousand cases in the most recent figures,
according to the Spanish Cancer Association.”
The Mobile Pink Room will put a range of informative tools at
the disposal of those who need them, meet and advise members of the public on
nutrition, exercise, physiotherapy, etc., with individual and group attention
on offer. They will also have information about the free therapeutic bra offer
for every woman in the Canaries who has had a mastectomy.
The unit will also be giving information on the essential role
early detection and self-examination plays in breast cancer treatment.
The Walk for Life movement formed the foundation in 2017 and
among the permanent projects is The Pink Room/Sala Rosa, a space, in the Adeje
Council Centre for Participation and Social Harmony, where professionals from
all walks of life (medical, yoga, dance, painting, crafts, etc.) offer classes,
help, advice, for those affected, and run by volunteers.